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Outbreaks of Futurity
Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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Predicting the Great Achievements of the 21st Century - IEEE Spectrum

Predicting the Great Achievements of the 21st Century - IEEE Spectrum | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Looking at the technologies of 1914 might give a hint to the future
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In 2015, we’ll need different words to talk about the future

In 2015, we’ll need different words to talk about the future | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
We don't distinguish among "robots," "hacking," or "drones" anymore.
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Sad and Hopeful Tales of Extinct Air Forces — War Is Boring — Medium

Sad and Hopeful Tales of Extinct Air Forces - War Is Boring - Medium
Argentina’s air power wastes away as The Philippines revives its own fighters
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LOOK: 12 Unexpected Jobs That Robots Could Take

LOOK: 12 Unexpected Jobs That Robots Could Take | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This article was not written by a robot. But a decade from now, it could well be.

When people hear the now-familiar refrain “robots are taking our jobs,” they tend to think of robotic arms replacing assembly line workers. But let&rsquo...
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o problema não está nos robots e automação, está no neo-liberalismo selvagem. o emparelhamento homem-máquina é muito mais prometedor do que a substituição do homem pela máquina (não, isto não é um sonho húmido cyberpunk). agora, com a clique de psico-sociopatas sucicidas apostados na rentabilização maximizada de lucro a curto prazo a custo de tudo o resto a dominar, creio que o futuro não será radioso. 

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Spectacular New Space Station Video Is The Ultimate Holiday Lighting

Spectacular New Space Station Video Is The Ultimate Holiday Lighting | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The ESA has just released this stunning ultra high definition timelapse video, combining 12,500 images taken by astronaut Alexander Gerst during his six-month mission aboard the International Space Station. The views of sparkling cities, glowing aurorae and flashes of lightning are breathtaking. Watch it. Now.
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The Road to Turkdom - Global Guerrillas

The Road to Turkdom - Global Guerrillas | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
It should be clear to everyone that the economic and political system that replaced feudal agriculture is starting to fall apart. It's also pretty clear we need a new system, one that can operate at a global scale and fully...
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What if Downton Abbey told the truth about Britain?

What if Downton Abbey told the truth about Britain? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The implanting of falsely comforting memories of a better bygone era disguises fundamental things about the way we live now.
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certeiro: " The implanting of falsely comforting memories of a better bygone era disguises fundamental things about the way we live now."

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How Defense Has Shaped Our Cities

How Defense Has Shaped Our Cities | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
So in your spare time you're looking at an aerial view of London on your favorite online mapping service (as one does), when you notice a street called London Wall.
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China, Russia and the United States are Developing Ace-Spay Eapons-Way

China, Russia and the United States are Developing Ace-Spay Eapons-Way | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
When Russia launched into space an object known as 2014-28E in May, no one batted an eye. The object was part of a communications satellite launch, and experts wrote it off as rocket debris. But in November, 2014-28E showed off some fancy maneuvers, like going into a new orbit and...
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Great Aspirations of the Iron Age by James Romm

Great Aspirations of the Iron Age by James  Romm | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
“Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, presents a vast panorama of the Iron Age and an exploration of the commerce and connections between its major civilizations.
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Cleaning bot operators get censored view of your home - tech - 03 December 2014 - New Scientist

Cleaning bot operators get censored view of your home - tech - 03 December 2014 - New Scientist | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Will blurring the video feed recorded by a cleaning robot be enough for us to let strangers on the internet operate them remotely in our homes?
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The Robots Are Coming, the Robots Are Here

The Robots Are Coming, the Robots Are Here | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
If 2014 was any indicator we are now living among the machines, and there’s no turning back. Should we be worried?
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The Biggest Transportation Breakthroughs of 2014

The Biggest Transportation Breakthroughs of 2014 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
From driverless cars to safety initiatives, it was quite a year for advancements in mobility.
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The Best Years to Invade America Are 2015 and 2028 — War Is Boring — Medium

The Best Years to Invade America Are 2015 and 2028 - War Is Boring - Medium
That’s when the U.S. Navy will be weakest
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Who Patented 'My Favorite Things'?

Who Patented 'My Favorite Things'? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
These are a few of the intellectual property filings for items listed in the famous song.
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The Amazon Grinch and Germany’s Unhappy Elves

The Amazon Grinch and Germany’s Unhappy Elves | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The specter of U.S.-branded capitalism confronting a deep-seated culture of workers’ rights is raising ire across German society.
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será que a madame merkel apelidou estes grevistas de irresponsáveis que só danificam a economia do país para manter privilégios? "The specter of U.S.-branded capitalism confronting a deep-seated culture of workers’ rights is raising ire across German society."

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Why is everyone so busy?

Why is everyone so busy? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
THE predictions sounded like promises: in the future, working hours would be short and vacations long. “Our grandchildren”, reckoned John Maynard Keynes in 1930,...
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Here's How A Global Insurgency Can Take Down Uber - Global Guerrillas

Here's How A Global Insurgency Can Take Down Uber - Global Guerrillas | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Uber is a turking company. Its business model is based on turning people into bots. How does it do that? It uses a smart phone app to turn independent contractors into driving bots (drones). Drones are people who do the...
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turking company: conceito a memorizar (vem de mechanical turk e designa empresas especializadas em subcontratar por tostões trabalho automatizado a humanos, utilizando interfaces digitais).

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The Real Story of How America Became an Economic Superpower

The Real Story of How America Became an Economic Superpower | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Adam Tooze's study of the two world wars traces a new history of the 20th century.
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The SR-71 Blackbird Took Its First Flight 50 Years Ago Today

The SR-71 Blackbird Took Its First Flight 50 Years Ago Today | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
No other plane in history has captured the hearts and minds of the American public quite like the SR-71 Blackbird, providing the West with an unprecedented look behind the Iron Curtain during its 33 year operational career. But before it was cracking the skies over Russia at mach 3.3, the Cold War spy plane had to prove itself during a series of test flights. The first of those took place on December 22, 1964. Be sure to also check out everything SR-71 on .
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We are passive consumers of the pornography of violence | Will Self

We are passive consumers of the pornography of violence | Will Self | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The long read: We are more exposed to images of war than ever before, but instead of being spurred into action, we have become passive viewers
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Did You Hear The One About North Korea?

Did You Hear The One About North Korea? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
How Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un's iron grip on the media powers an absurd, thriving rumor economy.
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Modern Technology Brings Ancient Greek Vases to Life

Modern Technology Brings Ancient Greek Vases to Life | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Panoply is a project that combines the animation talents of Steve K. Simons and the ancient Greek history expertise Sonya Nevin to produce beautiful animations of the scenes on artifact vases. Above is their version of the Pandora myth, developed from a circa 450BCE vase of a woman holding a casket and the descriptions of the myth from young students.
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